Russia is keen in the Lithuanian nuclear power plant project

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Vydas Gedvilas, speaker of the Lithuanian parliament, said last week that he had a meeting with representatives of Russian energy company Rosatom ten days ago to discuss possible involvement of Rosatom in the Visaginas NPP project.

Gedvilas said in an interview to TV3 that representatives of Rosatom had confirmed that they were interested in the project.

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Oettinger urges Lithuania to build nuclear power plant

Friday, November 16, 2012

Lithuania will find it difficult to ensure the security of energy supply without building a new nuclear power plant, Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said.

Oettinger said on Wednesday (14 November) that if a nuclear power plant is not built in Lithuania, the problems with energy supply security will persist in the entire region, including the Baltic countries, Finland and the Kaliningrad region, the Baltic News Service (BNS) reported.

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Lithuania will get nuclear referendum in October

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

(VILNIUS) - Lithuania's parliament on Monday called a referendum on plans for an atomic power plant to replace a Soviet-era facility closed under the terms of Lithuania's entry into the European Union.

Sixty-two lawmakers voted in favour of the opposition proposal to hold the referendum, which will not be binding, in tandem with the Baltic state's general election on October 14, while 39 were against and 18 abstained.

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Lithuania’s Planned Visaginas Nuclear Plant to Cost $6.5 Billion

Friday, February 24, 2012

Lithuania’s planned nuclear power plant will cost as much as $6.5 billion, making it the biggest investment in the Baltic country since independence from the Soviet Union 22 years ago.

Lithuania plans to control 34 percent of the plant, while Estonia, Latvia and Poland would each take a 20 percent stake, with the remaining 6 percent paid by companies leasing the atomic technology, Vytautas Nauduzas, a Lithuanian ambassador for energy and transport policy, said yesterday in an interview in London.

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